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 No.13968[Reply]

Post the last book(s) you have read. It would be nice if you add a synopsis or review as well, but it's not a requirement. Just seeing a snapshot of what other image-board anons are reading is itself awesome.

New feature for 2018! This thread is set to Cycle mode. Here's to a forever book reading thread.

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 No.16402

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Hey /lit/, saw your board listed up top although I've posted here once or twice before. I'll jump ITT to keep your board alive. I've been buying books lately faster than I can read them so I have like ten books right now I need to read. I'll post some books I've mostly read compared to the others.

I'd rather not write a review for each but I'll add a short sentence to say what they are about:

-The geography book was for a university course, it's about what you would expect of it.

-Sorcery is random ramblings of various occult topics that I would classify as a memoir.

-Volsungs Saga is a new translation but I did not read the Ragnar section yet.

-Runes is a historical book about runes, small book but very good.

-Orion Mystery is about the relationship between ancient buildings and astronomy.




 No.15832[Reply]

Book clubs never work!

Why this is going to work

I'm seen book clubs started on different boards and they always fail, which is why I created a reading club instead. No one wants to read a whole book of questionable interest every week, and no one can blame anons for not wanting to. My solution for this is to focus on short stories and novellas, so that plenty of anons have the time and will to finish.

You need more material to talk about than that

Thats a valid point and will be taken into consideration. If it proves to be true my plan is to include multiple shorts by the same author, so that we can discus him as well. This will allow anons who don't want to read a whole novel to participate, while still allowing a depth of conversation.

==The White People== =

by Arthur Mache

E. F. Bleiler wrote that the narrative in the Green Book "is probably the finest single supernatural story of the century, perhaps in the literature", and Michael Dirda has stated: "If I were to list the greatest supernatural short stories of all time, I would start with Arthur Machen’s 'The White People,' about a young girl’s unknowing initiation into an ancient, otherworldly cult." S. T. Joshi has called the diary "a masterpiece of indirection, a Lovecraft plot told by James Joyce", and H. P. Lovecraft himself wrote that "Machen's narrative, a triumph of skilful selectiveness and restraint, accumulates enormous power as it flows on in a stream of innocent childish prattle". I copied this off of Wikipedia, since I don't want to give away to much. I'm going to read it again before I write what I think.

RULES

Use spoilers if what you say requires them.

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 No.908[Reply]

Greetings fellow /lit/erati!

Here are the rules:

1. Follow the Global Rules.

2. Try to keep things literature related.

3. No spamming.

4. No illegal content.

Guidelines and FAQ: https://8ch.net/lit/oddsandends.html

That is all.

Let your minds and fingers roam free!

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 No.15555[Reply]

i read brothers karamazov and it was the worst 2 hours of my life tbh.

 No.15556

>t. steven king PRO™


 No.16423

>2 hours

Are you sure you read it?


 No.16426

I'm halfway through it after 20 mins and I can confirm. Alexei bits are so fucking annoying.




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 No.15479[Reply]

Mine's Existentialist Aristotelianism

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 No.16354

False nihilism


 No.16420

This thread is probably the most pretentious thing to ever exist.


 No.16421

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I have my own syncretic belief system that draws mostly from

Atheism

Soviet jewry

Islam

Aum Shinrikyo

Stalinist Banditry (SB) - [specifically his defence of Tsaritsyn aka Stalingrad during the civil war]

I call it

The Dragon Cult

The core belief is that there is a dragon and it only worships gold.

Everything else is up for the cultist to determine.

It can only be described as a cult of ochre lensed lofty actions. It is not romantic because it does not predicate itself on literature or art. Mostly actions.

Also read about m-theory. Branes and strings are so complex that worrying about political action to your detriment is ludicrous. Just work on yourself and the rest will come.

>>15542

He just fucked your argument in the ass bro. You got sodomized.


 No.16424

hi /φ/!

what's the best primer on/survey of philosophy?


 No.16425

p-bump




 No.16298[Reply]

I'm looking for a book that guides you on how to survive the galaxy or even just earth. It would be really cool to find a mans guide to earth or the galaxy.

 No.16422

meditations




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 No.16270[Reply]

There is a book that I read when I was 13 (26 now)… I can't remember the name of it, but I do remember the basic plot. IIRC, seemingly everybody in the world save for a single class of college students vanished. One of the characters had a twin sister who she had an empathic link with, and she felt her sister just disapear. Meanwhile, even animals vanished, and the students begin vanishing unless they have someone to love - One of the main characters vanished suddenly as well. It ends with the class essentially splitting into two groups, the degenerates who just want to fuck all day, and the main characters who fuck off in a private plane to some other location, trying to meet up with people who contacted them via radio signal.

Really bad synopsis, but its all I can remember, save for one part where one of the main characters says he hates acid jazz because you can't dance to it.

Anyone happen to know what book I'm talking about? I know it was the first part in a series, but other than that, I can't remember. I'd like to try and read it again, just to see if the parts I didn't understand when I was a kid would make sense now.

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 No.16418[Reply]

Remember reading a book, but forgot its name? Was there a story that was described to you, but never got its name?

This thread can also double as a share thread for any rediscovered books.



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 No.12183[Reply]

What's the best place to start exploring this great school of thought?

>inb4 muh Cultural Marxism

I'm not interested in your anti-intellectual bourgeoise conspiracy theories, /pol/.

I'm in for the pursuit of truth.

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 No.16312

I use their theories against them. Go to the writers thread


 No.16370

>>12187

He's saying all jews are conservatives

But they should serve their YaHoVa


 No.16411

>>12206

Wow. I didn't know that Derrida was jewish, just verified that. I've read Heidegger so I think I have a sufficient basis to understand Grammatology from Derrida, I will try to read it without negative pre-conceptions and try to understand it, a lot of people criticize him without having read.

Previously I bought a book, that translated, would be called "Must we deconstruct metaphysics?". It goes over the ontologies of Gibson, neoplatonism and Heidegger, and then Derrida. Gibson finds the solution of being in metaphysics, Heidegger by surpassing it and Derrida by deconstructing, apparently. I bought without knowing what to expect and it is actually a criticism to Derrida's deconstruction.


 No.16414

>>12221

there's your issue. its not only the jews but the rich foisting jewishness on the lower classes

t. Social Nationalist.


 No.16415

>>16304

jews are a race and religion, Fascism isn't. the best way for an ideology to be free from criticism is to make it a religion as I stated in my essays




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 No.13442[Reply]

Is Hemingway worth getting into? I read Old Man and the Sea back in high school but didn't really get a whole lot out of it. Where's a good place to get started with this faget?

 No.13577

>>13442

How as Old Man and the Sea? My dad talks about it a lot and makes it sound pretty decent.


 No.13583

>>13442

Read For Whom the Bell Tolls first. It's a classic tale of war. Then read A Farewell to Arms. Then read all his short stories, especially the Nick Adams tales but the collection The Snows of Kilimanjaro is excellent. Then go back and read The Old Man and The Sea.

That is the essential Hemingway in my recommended order. He is a maestro of action, of spare description and of understated honor.


 No.13585

>>13442

>Is Hemingway worth getting into?

No.


 No.16413

>>13577

It's pretty good. Read it once in school, then read it again while I went boating, for the sake of immersion. Classic man vs. nature story.




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 No.16287[Reply]

Mediterranean nonfiction literature.

>topic

Post about it, recommend things.

Can be from any era BEFORE the fall of Rome in September 4, 476 AD

Can be about anything but preferably no christcuckery or pagan retardation, lets keep it simple - wars about pure greed are always good.

 No.16297

Imperium by Robert Harris was really good.


 No.16412

>>16297

I said nonfiction but whatever ok




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 No.16410[Reply]

is there anything, left/right/authoritarian/libertarian/dystopian/utopian out there I can read? I read 1984 as a kid and wasn't a big fan, and we all know Brave New World, but what else is out there.

also, no Tom Clancy shit, I want something dark at least, a series would be nice



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 No.9273[Reply]

Post your love for sci-fi and any books you want to attach for others to read.

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 No.15983

>>9278

Best classification guide I've come across is that science fiction portrays futures/worlds that are improbable, but possible. Fantasy portrays impossible worlds: so C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy, although ostensibly sci-fi, is most definitely fantasy because they portray breathable atmospheres on Mars and Venus.


 No.15984

>>9550

You should check out Iain M. Banks. His writing can be a bit clunky, but there are some good stories among his Culture works.


 No.16280

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Kill Tut by Max Wannow


 No.16408

John Norman's Gor series has been a recent discovery of mine

>inb4 'incel' comments

the usuals, Phillip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison (despite him being a prickly kike), Ray Bradbury, etc

never checked out Orson Scott Card, but I hear soys are boycotting him for hating on queers. his adaptations seem to be popular. I dunno is he fluff?


 No.16409

>>9550

Asimov as far as jews go, is more tolerable than Ellison, I heard that dude went through friends like women go through tampons.




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 No.16333[Reply]

Well?

 No.16343

>Math Books

Euler's Elements of Algebra

Euclid's Elements

Supplement with Lang's Basic Mathematics and maybe take a look at Axler's Pre-Calculus.

Then Apostol or Courant's calculus books.

>History

Durant's Story of Civilization (it has 11 volumes)

Herodotus

Thucydides

>General

Homer

Plato

Aristotle


 No.16382

Henry James the self education


 No.16384

it really depends on when you dropped out and what you plan to do but here are some books that will either help you get ahead (socially or otherwise) or are known and commonly referenced, meaning you should benefit from knowing them:

to help get ahead:

The 48 Laws of Power- Robert Greene

Influence–The Psychology of Persuasion- Robert Cialdi

How to Win Friends and Influence People- Dale Carnegie

commonly referenced:

To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee

1984- George Orwell

The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fahrenheit 451- Ray Bradbury

Lord of The Flies- William Golding

and any Shakespeare or Greek works (namely The Odyssey and The Iliad)

im actually going into my senior year this fall so i dont quite know what advice i can give you beyond that but im very glad you made it as far as you did! school as an institution is probably one of the most poorly executed ideas ive seen or had the ~pleasure~ to take part in. i hope these help you!!

additionally, most of these books should be available for free on places such as:

http://xfmro3e2pkpej6tw.onion/

http://libraryqtlpitkix.onion/library/


 No.16406

Introduction to Film Studies; Narratology




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 No.15140[Reply]

Let's just do it. There's not gonna be a better time, anyway. No hurry, obviously.

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 No.16398

>>16395

but how does anyone know they're anecdotes if the behavior of common women is self-evident?


 No.16399

I mean if you look down to the bare essentials of female behavior you'll notice some peculiarities.


 No.16401

>>16398

>>16399

Not even about women. You don't seem to be writing an essay on anything specific. There's definitely style and voice, but my impression is that without concrete fact and data, you're just being a bit pompous about the presentation of your blog. (Blogs are actually more specific and commentate on real life events, and statistics however combined with author's perspective and expertise, but here its all broad perspective.)

Are these really collected essays? Where over time you wrote full length commentary on recent events, new published statistics, and collected them. Or did you more or less write multiple essays in one go?


 No.16403

>>16401

over the period of three or four weeks. its a collection of essays on how to perserve America, even using gaslighting, violence, ethical solipsism and ego unions.


 No.16404

>>16401

i wrote some on a blog I handled I should put those in another pdf but I'll link you. (it hasn't been updated in awhile)

https://disintegrationsystem.blogspot.com/




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